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Quality Drama resources for teachers to use in Drama and across the curriculum at all Key Stages.
Fame and Candle In The Wind

Fame and Candle In The Wind

The ballad Candle In The Wind by Elton John and Bernie Taupin is about the effects of fame and Marilyn Monroe. But the writers said that it could be about anyone who has had their life cut short through fame. The same song was then re-written and played during the funeral of Princess Diana. This lesson uses drama to explore these same themes of how society glorifies fame and immortalises the famous. This is a perfect resource for Key Stage 3, to help students at this level understand and appreciate the themes of this complex ballad in a creative and accessible way.
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Making Drama From Poetry

Making Drama From Poetry

Three lessons that explore four ballads; The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond, The Ballad of The Gresford Disaster, The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny and Candle In The Wind The lessons introduce students to drama concepts such as cross cutting, dramatic irony, verbatim theatre, epic theatre and documentary theatre. These lessons are an awesome way of helping students understand and access these complex ballads whilst creating some innovative and challenging pieces of Drama.
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The Ballad of The Gresford Disaster

The Ballad of The Gresford Disaster

The Ballad of The Gresford Disaster is about a mining accident that occurred in Gresford 22nd September 1934 in which 266 men and boys were killed due to failures in the safety and poor working conditions of the mine by the management. This lesson aims to allow the students to explore the events of that dreadful event, the people involved and their perspectives of what happened that night. This is a perfect resource for Key Stage 3, to help students at this level understand and appreciate the plot and characters of this complex ballad in a creative and accessible way.
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The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny

The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny

The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny is an excellent tale of love, intrigue and revenge, perfect for Key Stage 3 and creating some innovative and exciting pieces of Drama. This lesson explores the story of the ballad through the uses of Flashbacks / Cross Cutting and Dramatic Irony. This is a perfect resource for Key Stage 3, to help students at this level understand and appreciate the plot and characters of this complex ballad in a creative and accessible way.
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Persecution - Drama  - Scheme of Work

Persecution - Drama - Scheme of Work

This 6 lesson scheme of work uses Drama to explore and learn about the theme of Persecution. It includes thoughtful, challenging and creative activities and stimulus, from Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday, the lynching of Rubin Stacey and Nazi Germany’s Rules for Jews. These are six lessons that don’t hold back on the potential for creating stimulating, provoking and innovative pieces of theatre. All the lessons come with a detailed lesson plan with plenty of opportunities for you to extend activities or deviate from them to explore ideas or thoughts to help your students understanding and interpretation of the stimulus. This is perfect for GCSE and A Level students to help them explore the theme of Persecution before starting their Devised Performance Projects.
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The Ballad Of Charlotte Dymond

The Ballad Of Charlotte Dymond

The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond is about the young girl, a domestic servant aged eighteen, who was murdered on Bodwin Moor. This lesson aims to allow the students to explore the story of the ballad of Charlotte Dymond, the characters involved and their perspectives of what happened the night Charlotte Dymond died. This is a perfect resource for Key Stage 3, to help students at this level understand and appreciate the plot and characters of this complex ballad in a creative and accessible way.
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Blood Brothers Drama Written Exam Bundle

Blood Brothers Drama Written Exam Bundle

A fantastic bundle of resources to help students prepare for a written exam in Drama on Blood Brothers. The bundle includes 20 mock exams / practice papers on Blood Brothers, 259 Multiple Choice questions on Theatre Terminology and a bank of questions on reveiwing and evaluating Theatre Productions.
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EDUQAS GCSE Drama Options Presentation and Student Guide

EDUQAS GCSE Drama Options Presentation and Student Guide

With this resources you will receive a well designed student guide and a high quality presentation for you to present to students and parents at Options Events run at your school. The presentation covers; The key skills that Drama builds and develops in young people and how important those skills are for future employers and university tutors. The basics of the Eduqas GCSE Drama course and what the students might expect to do on the course. There are opportunities here for you to add to the resource your own pictures, anecdotes and thoughts on the course that you offer. The job opportunities that are available to those who take GCSE Drama and highlights that with the skills offered in GCSE Drama, it can take you anywhere! The student guide gives students and parents the information they need to make an informed choice about GCSE Drama, the content of the course and the key employment skills developed by the subject.
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OCR GCSE Drama Options Presentation and Student Guide

OCR GCSE Drama Options Presentation and Student Guide

With this resources you will receive a well designed student guide and a high quality presentation for you to present to students and parents at Options Events run at your school. The presentation covers; The key skills that Drama builds and develops in young people and how important those skills are for future employers and university tutors. The basics of the OCR GCSE Drama course and what the students might expect to do on the course. There are opportunities here for you to add to the resource your own pictures, anecdotes and thoughts on the course that you offer. The job opportunities that are available to those who take GCSE Drama and highlights that with the skills offered in GCSE Drama, it can take you anywhere! The student guide gives students and parents the information they need to make an informed choice about GCSE Drama, the content of the course and the key employment skills developed by the subject.
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AQA GCSE Drama Options Presentation and Student Guide

AQA GCSE Drama Options Presentation and Student Guide

With this resources you will receive a well designed student guide and a high quality presentation for you to present to students and parents at Options Events run at your school. The presentation covers; The key skills that Drama builds and develops in young people and how important those skills are for future employers and university tutors. The basics of the AQA GCSE Drama course and what the students might expect to do on the course. There are opportunities here for you to add to the resource your own pictures, anecdotes and thoughts on the course that you offer. The job opportunities that are available to those who take GCSE Drama and highlights that with the skills offered in GCSE Drama, it can take you anywhere! The student guide gives students and parents the information they need to make an informed choice about GCSE Drama, the content of the course and the key employment skills developed by the subject.
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Edexcel GCSE Drama Options Presentation and Student Guide

Edexcel GCSE Drama Options Presentation and Student Guide

With this resources you will receive a well designed student guide and a high quality presentation for you to present to students and parents at Options Events run at your school. The presentation covers; The key skills that Drama builds and develops in young people and how important those skills are for future employers and university tutors. The basics of the Edexcel GCSE Drama course and what the students might expect to do on the course. There are opportunities here for you to add to the resource your own pictures, anecdotes and thoughts on the course that you offer. The job opportunities that are available to those who take GCSE Drama and highlights that with the skills offered in GCSE Drama, it can take you anywhere! The student guide gives students and parents the information they need to make an informed choice about GCSE Drama, the content of the course and the key employment skills developed by the subject.
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Primary Drama: Getting ready for the transition to Secondary School -  Homework Sucks!

Primary Drama: Getting ready for the transition to Secondary School - Homework Sucks!

Help your Year 6 students make the transition to Secondary School by downloading and running this lesson exploring the role of homework and the importance of meeting deadlines through Drama. At Secondary School, students often find homework an issue. From their time at Primary students will be familiar with homework but they will not be prepared for the amount of homework they will be set or the consequences of not completing their homework. This lesson uses Drama to help Year 6 students learn about the role of homework in Secondary School and how important it is to keep up with deadlines. You can easily differentiate the resource or split it up into different activities to be used alongside your own planning and resources.
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259 Multiple Choice Questions on Drama Key Terminology

259 Multiple Choice Questions on Drama Key Terminology

With this resource you will download 259 multiple choice questions on Key Drama and Theatre related terminology, covering roles and responsibilities within the Theatre, definitions of key terminology related to performance spaces / theatres and stage directions. The questions are in random order, across three different resources and presented in a format similar to Section A of the AQA GCSE Drama Component 1 written exam but can be used for any level of Drama or exam board. Ideal to use as an in class test, set for homework or general revision and either as one resource or broken up into a series of smaller tests / tasks over a longer period of time. The resource comes with the answers.
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105 Multiple Choice Questions on Theatre / Stage Design

105 Multiple Choice Questions on Theatre / Stage Design

105 Multiple Choice Questions focusing on stage and theatre design. The questions are in random order and presented in a format similar to Section A of the AQA GCSE Drama Component 1 written exam but can be used for any level of Drama or exam board. Ideal to use as an in class test, set for homework or general revision either as one resource or broken up into a series of smaller tests / tasks over a longer period of time. The resource comes with the answers.
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20 Blood Brothers Mock Exams for AQA Drama GCSE

20 Blood Brothers Mock Exams for AQA Drama GCSE

With this resource you will get all 20 ready to print and use mock exams for the set text of Blood Brothers, written specifically for the AQA GCSE Drama Component 1 exam. Each mock exam contains questions 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5 and each mock exam focuses on a different section of the play. The extracts from the text are not included for copyright infringements purposes. However, I have made it as clear as I can the extracts to which the mock exams refer to by including both page numbers of the AQA recommended edition of the play and the opening and closing lines of both the extract and the shaded area.
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AQA GCSE Drama Component 2 Devised Drama Log

AQA GCSE Drama Component 2 Devised Drama Log

Three lessons on how to approach writing the Devised Drama Log Book for the current AQA GCSE Drama syllabus. The lessons go through the requirements of the what the students need to write for each section and breaks it down into thoughtful statements designed to bring out focused and detailed responses to the general points given in the specification. There are also worksheets to help guide the students before they are start the written work and to self or peer asses their work after it is completed. The worksheets are not designed to be writing frames and I would advise against giving them to students to use for that purpose. Any outlines, paragraph or sections headings used in these documents are taken from the specification and not additional new material.
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100 Multiple Choice Questions on Theatre Terminology

100 Multiple Choice Questions on Theatre Terminology

100 Multiple Choice Questions focusing on theatre terminology. The questions are in random order and presented in a format similar to Section A of the AQA GCSE Drama Component 1 written exam but can be used for any level of Drama or exam board. Ideal to use as an in class test, set for homework or general revision either as one resource or broken up into a series of smaller tests / tasks over a longer period of time. The resource comes with the answers.
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54 Multiple Choice Questions on Theatre Roles

54 Multiple Choice Questions on Theatre Roles

54 Multiple Choice Questions focusing on job roles within the Theatre, such as playwright, performer and director. The questions are in random order and presented in a format similar to Section A of the AQA GCSE Drama Component 1 written exam but can be used for any level of Drama or exam board. Ideal to use as an in class test, set for homework or general revision either as one resource or broken up into a series of smaller tests / tasks over a longer period of time. The resource comes with the answers.
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5 Blood Brothers Mock Exams for AQA Drama GCSE

5 Blood Brothers Mock Exams for AQA Drama GCSE

With this resource you will get 5 ready to print and use mock exams for the set text of Blood Brothers, written specifically for the AQA GCSE Drama Component 1 exam. Each mock exam contains questions 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5 and each mock exam focuses on a different section of the play. Mock Exam 1 focuses on the scene when Mrs Johnstone tells Mrs Lyons that she is pregnant, starting with the line “Hello, Mrs Johnstone” to “if it’ll make you happier I’ll put them away”. This is page 8 and 9 in the suggested AQA edition of the text: Blood Brothers (Methuen Modern Classics – ISBN: 978-0413767707). Mock Exam 2 focuses on the scene when Sammy steals the bus conductors bag, starting with the line “Come on, if y’ gettin’ on” to “No mark!”. This is page 63 and 64 in the suggested AQA edition of the text: Blood Brothers (Methuen Modern Classics – ISBN: 978-0413767707). Mock Exam 3 focuses on the scene when Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons swears on the bible, starting with the line “In the name of Jesus, the thing was done” to “Ah well, as long as y’ can laugh about it, eh, that’s the main things, isn’t it?”. This is page 15 and 17 in the suggested AQA edition of the text: Blood Brothers (Methuen Modern Classics – ISBN: 978-0413767707). Mock Exam 4 focuses on the scene when Mickey and Linda discuss taking antidepressants and argue about how Eddie arranged the house and job for them, starting with the line “Mickey, Mickey, come one, you’ll be late…” to “Now give them to me”. This is page 99 and 100 in the suggested AQA edition of the text: Blood Brothers (Methuen Modern Classics – ISBN: 978-0413767707). Mock Exam 5 focuses on the scene when Edward and Linda discuss how Mickey loves her but hasn’t asked her out yet, starting with the line “Well, hello, sweetie pie; looking for a good time?” to “I know you would, cos y’ soft, you are.” This is page 83 and 84 in the suggested AQA edition of the text: Blood Brothers (Methuen Modern Classics – ISBN: 978-0413767707). The extracts from the text are not included for copyright infringements purposes. However, I have it as clear as I can the extracts to which the mock exams refer to by including both page numbers of the AQA recommended edition of the play and the opening and closing lines of both the extract and the shaded area.
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AQA GCSE Drama Component 2 Devised Drama Log Section 3: Analysis and Evaluation

AQA GCSE Drama Component 2 Devised Drama Log Section 3: Analysis and Evaluation

A lesson on how to approach writing Section 3 of the Devised Drama Log Book for the current AQA GCSE Drama syllabus. The lesson goes through the requirements of the what the students need to write for each section and provides further explanation and interpretation by breaking it down into thoughtful statements designed to bring out focused and detailed responses to the general points given in the specification. The explanations are general and not specific to any candidates specific work. There are also worksheets to help guide the students before they are start the written work and to self or peer asses their work after it is completed. The worksheets are not designed to be writing frames and I would advise against giving them to students to use for that purpose. Any outlines, paragraph or sections headings used in these documents are taken from the specification and not additional new material.
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A further 5 more Blood Brothers Mock Exams for AQA Drama GCSE

A further 5 more Blood Brothers Mock Exams for AQA Drama GCSE

With this resource you will get a further 5 more ready to print and use mock exams for the set text of Blood Brothers, written specifically for the AQA GCSE Drama Component 1 exam. Each mock exam contains questions 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5 and each mock exam focuses on a different section of the play. Mock Exam 16 focuses on the scene when Mickey, aged 7, goes to see Edward in his house, starting with the line “Does Eddie live here?” to “You are my son, mine, and you won’t, you won/t ever….” This is page 35 and 37 in the suggested AQA edition of the text: Blood Brothers (Methuen Modern Classics – ISBN: 978-0413767707). Mock Exam 17 focuses on the scene when Mickey, aged 14, takes Edward back to his house to get some money for the cinema, starting with the line “Mother, Mam, look, look it’s Eddie… Eddie…” to “Go on before I throw a bucket of water over the pair of y’…” This is page 75 and 77 in the suggested AQA edition of the text: Blood Brothers (Methuen Modern Classics – ISBN: 978-0413767707). Mock Exam 18 focuses on the scene when Edward goes to see Mickey and Mrs Johnstone to tell them that he and his family is moving to a new home, starting with the line “Now listen, Eddie, I told you not to come around here again” to “I thought you didn’t like me. I thought you weren’t very nice. But I think you’re smashing”. This is page 49 and 51 in the suggested AQA edition of the text: Blood Brothers (Methuen Modern Classics – ISBN: 978-0413767707). Mock Exam 19 focuses on the scene when Edward comes home to see Mickey at Christmas from university, starting with the line “Come on, what’s wrong? It’s nearly Christmas, we were going to do everything. How’s Linda?” to “Go on… beat it before I hit y’.” This is page 91 and 93 in the suggested AQA edition of the text: Blood Brothers (Methuen Modern Classics – ISBN: 978-0413767707). Mock Exam 20 focuses on the scene when Mickey confronts Edward at the end of the play, starting with the line “And if, for once, I agree with Councillor Smith, you mustn’t hold it against me” to “I could have been… I could have been him!” This is page 104 and 106 in the suggested AQA edition of the text: Blood Brothers (Methuen Modern Classics – ISBN: 978-0413767707). The extracts from the text are not included for copyright infringements purposes. However, I have made it as clear as I can the extracts to which the mock exams refer to by including both page numbers of the AQA recommended edition of the play and the opening and closing lines of both the extract and the shaded area.
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